ARTSCAPE: 2016 Alumni Weekend
Barbara Schubert's 40th Anniversary as Conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra
This year marks Barbara Schubert’s 40th anniversary conducting the University Symphony Orchestra. Initially arriving at the University of Chicago as a graduate student, Schubert—now Senior Lecturer in Music, Director of the Performance Program, and Conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra and the New Music Ensemble—ended up taking the reigns of the USO. Not only did she expand the orchestra’s size, scope, repertoire, and reputation, but she also developed a robust performance program for the Department of Music. In celebration of Schubert’s momentous achievements over four decades, two interviews with Schubert explore her career trajectory, her vision for the USO’s future, and advice she has for conductors just starting out. Read the interview that appeared in the Spring 2016 UChicago Arts Guide here [PDF] and another interview that includes Schubert's favorite things here [PDF].
Alumni Arts Exhibition
Reconnect with alumni artists by participating in the Alumni Arts Exhibition! Taking place over Alumni Weekend – June 2–5, 2016 – the exhibition will showcase the work of UChicago alumni across multiple artistic disciplines. Works will be featured in a virtual showcase on screens at various sites across campus, as well as at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Apply here.
Organization Anniversary Celebrations
Celebrate some of your favorite arts organizations’ milestone anniversaries at public events and performances by Chicago Men’s A Capella, Fire Escape Films, Off-Off Campus, and the University Symphony Orchestra. See a schedule of highlighted events here.
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- Alumni Weekend 2016 Event Guide
- Brava, Maestra! Barbara Schubert Marks 40 Years as USO Conductor
- Interview with Barbara Schubert